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Late Tuesday night, a collection of some of Syria's most powerful rebel brigades made an announcement: They declared their rejection of a moderate, Western-backed interim government and embraced Sharia law as "the sole source of legislation." The announcement marks a growing divide among the rebels and makes the U.S. wary of sending arms to the opposition. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the al Qaeda-linked groups who are strengthening their influence and the dwindling number of moderates left on their own.
Wolf Blitzer talks to the United Kingdom's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg about the Interpol search for the so-called "White Widow" and developments in talks over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
Wolf Blitzer asks Ribal al-Assad, cousin of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, which side in the conflict used chemical weapons and whether the U.S. should arm the rebels.
Tense diplomatic relations between Russia and the U.S., including some personal attacks by Pres. Vladimir Putin, appear to complicate the Syria crisis further. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the latest in the negotiations.
News that broke in The Situation Room: Syria's ambassador to the United Nations says that the country is now a "full member" of the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty that banned chemical weapons in 1997. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh looks at what happens next for the al-Assad regime's stockpiles.
Among the international community, there is near unanimous support for a proposal to seize and destroy the al-Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons. But skeptics say that even if all parties can come to an agreement, the task itself is impossible. CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks take a look at what it would take to secure Syria's chemical weapons.
He's "part of the problem, not the solution," says Sen. John Cornyn–and the Republican from Texas is not alone. Many on Capitol Hill doubt that Vladimir Putin will follow through on a plan to get Syria's al-Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Her research was referenced several times in Congressional hearings on Syria; Sen. John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned her by name; and she's even been seen here on CNN. But new evidence has surfaced that Elizabeth O'Bagy from the Institute for the Study of War may have lied about her credentials and concealed her affiliation to rebel groups. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has been a strong Republican ally of the White House. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been supportive of the president's plan to strike Syria– until now. He tells CNN's Dana Bash that Pres. Obama is "not comfortable" being commander-in-chief.